What does CCS P stand for?
Simply so, what is the difference between CCS and CCS P?
CPC is an acronym for Certified Pro- fessional Coder offered by the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC). CCS-P stands for Certified Coding Specialist-Physician, which is offered by the American Health Infor- mation Management Association (AHIMA).
One may also ask, is CCS better than CPC? Both exam has different weightage and importance. CPC exam is an objective exam while CCS exam has both subjective and objective questions. Hence, the difficulty level for both exams is different. CPC exam can be cleared in first attempt but CCS is tough to clear in first attempt.
In this way, is the CCS P exam hard?
While it tests different information, it is still a difficult exam. The CCS-P is an outpatient credential. While you can do other things with it, you will mostly work in an outpatient setting. While the CCA is an inpatient credential, where it is more focused on acute care/facility coding.
What does a CCS do?
The best source for a reliable medical coding salary range is the credentialing organization itself. The Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) through AHIMA and the Certified Professional Coder (CPC), through AAPC are often the coding credentials in highest regard by employers.